31 August 2015

The 'Birmingham Koran' fragment that could shake Islam after carbon-dating suggests it is OLDER than the Prophet Muhammad

Fragments of the world's oldest Koran, found in Birmingham last month, may predate the Prophet Muhammad and could even rewrite the early history of Islam, according to scholars.

The pages, thought to be between 1,448 and 1,371 years old, were discovered bound within the pages of another Koran from the late seventh century at the library of the University of Birmingham.

Written in ink in an early form of Arabic script on parchment made from animal skin, the pages contain parts of the Suras, or chapters, 18 to 20, which may have been written by someone who actually knew the Prophet Muhammad - founder of the Islamic faith.

The pages were carbon-dated by experts at the University of Oxford, a process which showed the Islamic holy book manuscript could be the oldest Koran in the world.

The discovery was said to be particularly significant as in the early years of Islam, the Koran was thought to have been memorised and passed down orally rather written.

But now several historians have said that the parchment might even predate Muhammad.

[TOP RATED COMMENT 7281 votes] How can it predate Mohammed, as he founded Islam? That would mean Mohammed was not the prophet sent by Allah surely ?

[2ND 6059] Who cares? Religion is the root of all the troubles in the world. People should concentrate on being good, reasonable, caring, empathetic creatures rather than looking for get out clauses on bit of paper to do the exact opposite!

[3RD 4428] Please don't refer to him as "The Prophet Muhammed"as if this is an established title accepted by everyone unless the editorial policy of the DM is also to refer to "The Messiah Jesus Christ" or "The Prophet Joseph Smith." "Muhammed, the Islamic prophet" will do ok.

[4TH 4425] Not my prophet

[5TH 3568] I need coffee. I read the headline as, 'Korean found in Birmingham .....'

[6TH 3315] Do me a favour - they're all brainwashed beyond redemption. They are never going to believe anything that challenges their beliefs. [Daily Mail] Read more

30 August 2015

Wiping yet more history off the face of the earth: ISIS blow up 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel in Palmyra in latest outrage at the ancient Syrian city

ISIS has severely damaged yet another wonder of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, this time the 2,000-year-old Temple of Bel.

That's according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group monitoring the conflict, citing contacts on the ground.

It was feared Bel would be next on the militant's hitlist at the Unesco World Heritage Site in central Syria after the temple of Baal Shamin was dynamited last week.

Dedicated to the Phoenician god of storms and fertilizing rains, the UN called the destruction of Baal Shamin a war crime.

A Palmyra resident, who goes by the name of Nasser al-Thaer, said IS militants set off a huge blast at 1.45 pm on Sunday.

'It is total destruction,' he said of the scene of the explosion. 'The bricks and columns are on the ground.' [Daily Mail] Read more

29 August 2015

Muslim advocate: Scott Walker is 'enabling ISIS' with 'radical Islam' rhetoric

A representative for America's largest Muslim civil liberties advocacy organization said Gov. Scott Walker is "enabling ISIS" by allowing the terrorist group to co-opt the Islamic religion.

"With this, Scott Walker is actually enabling ISIS by characterizing their acts as being Islamic terrorism," said Robert McCaw, government affairs manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "He is taking a peaceful religion of 1.6 billion people and misappropriating it to ISIS, allowing them to wrap themselves in the religion's name and stake a claim to it."

McCaw was referring to Walker's first foreign policy address as a presidential candidate, delivered on Friday at The Citadel military college in South Carolina, during which he referenced Islamic extremists or radical Islamic terrorism 11 times. [Madison.com] Read more

28 August 2015

'I was a hate preacher who radicalised at least one Brit jihadi but I've changed after coming out'

A student hate preacher who radicalised at least one British jihadi in Syria and seriously considered mounting a suicide bomb attack in London has renounced extremist Islamism – and come out as gay.

Sohail Ahmed said he grew up hating the West after being indoctrinated by strict Muslim parents and sent to a hardline madrassa in east London.

The 23-year said he gained respect at college and university as Sheikh ul Islam, telling followers that the West was at war with Islam and that the “kafir” - or unbelievers - were evil.

But Sohail said that doubts about his own sexuality and help from former extremists at the Quilliam Foundation helped him move away from Islamism.

The softly-spoken physics student was born in London to parents originally from Kashmir, Pakistan.

He said: “My Dad came here when he was three, my mother when she married him at 16.

“Up until the age of four or five, my parents weren't really practicing Muslims and certainly not extreme.

“Then they were befriended by another family in our tower block, who introduced them to the hardline Salafi/Wahhabi form of Islam from Saudi Arabia. [Daily Mirror] Read more

Swedish Imam to Muslims: "Do Not Befriend the Unbelievers" - One Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Sweden: July 2015

.... On July 1, the Swedish daily Gefle Dagblad revealed that an imam from the northern city of Gävle was the man behind the now-closed website, www.muslim.se, which stated, among other things, that homosexuality is punishable by death. The imam, Abo Raab, is a prominent figure in the Swedish Imam Association, which has received over 400,000 kronor (more than $47,000) from the government to "combat Islamophobia and racism in society."

When its officials applied for the money, the association claimed to want to create a professional website containing "factual and pertinent information about Islam" and "to build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims." But no bridges were built. The website, which was shut down in January for unknown reasons, listed the following as forbidden for Swedish Muslims:

Being homosexual, punishable by death.
Befriending non-believers and liking them.
Joining the communities of the non-believers, joining their political parties, increasing their numbers, adopting their nationalities (except when absolutely necessary), joining their armies or helping them develop weapons.
Imitating their clothing, appearance, speech etc., because this indicates a love for the person or people imitated. [Gatestone Institute] Read more

27 August 2015

Maajid Nawaz: ‘Treat Islamist extremists like the BNP — like racists’

.... The founder of the counterterrorism think tank Quilliam occupies a strange space in the endless debates around Islamist extremism. He has recanted the poisonous politics that landed him in an Egyptian prison cell for four years and reinvented himself as a lone, liberal Muslim voice; the smooth wonk in the expensive suit.

Right now he is much angrier at the “racism” of “privately educated, silver-spooned, champagne-socialist Guardian journalists” than he is at the Daily Mail for publishing pictures of him straddled by a stripper on his stag do before his second marriage. It was a minor scandal in the life of the 36-year-old former firebrand, who went from scrapping with skinheads in Southend as a teenager to joining the radical group Hizb ut-Tahrir and its campaign to create a worldwide caliphate as a student. He now advises the prime minister on how to root out the homegrown extremists.

.... Nawaz wants to see Islamist extremists treated like the BNP or English Defence League. Don’t ban them, he says, just shrink their platform by ostracising their affiliates. “Treat them like racists. Why is it you can’t be a member of BNP and be a police officer, but you can still be a schoolteacher if you’re a member of the Muslim Brotherhood?” [The Times (£)] Read more

26 August 2015

First female voters register in Saudi Arabia - Strict rules will keep the sexes apart

.... the length of time it has taken to reach this point raises doubts about the kingdom's ability to implement reform on the scale that will be needed to avoid an eventual collapse of the system. And the price of granting electoral rights to women is a further entrenchment of gender apartheid.

.... for this year's elections, everything seems to be in place to ensure that male and female voting goes ahead without any possibility of sexual hanky-panky. Of the 1,263 voting centres, more than a third have been reserved for female voters. Candidates will be allowed to address voters of the opposite sex, so long as they don't speak to them directly. Arab News reports:

"Male candidates can address female voters at the women's centres through audio circuit or CCTV, while female candidates can address voters at the men's centres through closed audio circuit." [al-bab.com] Read more

25 August 2015

Tolerant and multicultural, Palmyra stood for everything Isis hates

In May 2015, Islamic State captured the modern city of Palmyra. The adjoining Unesco world heritage site is a breathtaking archaeological complex like no other. In the 2nd century AD this oasis city in the Syrian desert was one of the grandest and wealthiest places in the world, with a total population about the size of modern Cardiff.

Much of the ancient civic and sacred architecture still survives. Perhaps most evocative is the colonnaded street more than 1km in length: in antiquity, caravan traders from all over the Middle East would have processed along this road with their spices and silks towards the city’s religious heart, the magnificent temple of Bel, eyed from above by hundreds of statues of Palmyrene benefactors.

[TOP RATED COMMENT] "Isis’s fascistic monoculturalism"

Which from a historical perspective is not without precedence. The Islamic prophet Mohammed conducted a similar act in Mecca, which was previously also, like Palmyra, a 'multicultural' city of pilgrimage and trade (for Christians, Jews and even Hindus). This was all destroyed.

[2ND] Exactly. There isn't a single crime ISIS has committed (including executions, rape and slavery) that Mohammed himself didn't do.

When ISIS claim they are following in the prophet's footsteps, they're 100% right.

[3RD] "And yet nobody seems to be doing anything about it..."

Well no-one wants to be called an imperialist by the Noam Chompsky set, let it burn. [Guardian Cif] Read more

Muslim World and Secularism

In Pakistan and, in fact, most of the Islamic world, the very concept of secularism is completely misunderstood. Somehow the concept has been thoroughly confused and amalgamated with Atheism.

An overwhelming majority of politicians, and even intellectuals, often try to defend themselves when "accused" of being secular, particularly on mainstream online media and Urdu print media. To declare oneself as a secular is considered equivalent to being considered an atheist in the public imagination.

The entire atmosphere is riddled with severe misconceptions about secularism. Due to fear of being branded as "Atheist" and anti-Islamic the word secular, in both letter and spirit, is virtually absent from the discourse. Even those who understand that secularism is fundamentally different from atheism often raise the question: "what good is secularism?" and " All we need is the right interpretation of religion." [The Huffington Post] Read more

Quebec law would stifle free speech

.... Bill 59 will permit Muslims to make complaints to the Quebec Human Rights Commission (QHRC) against anyone critiquing Islam or Islamism, triggering lawsuits for hate speech.

As if that wasn’t enough of an attempt to silence Muslims like me, who have struggled all of our adult lives to expose the perils of Islamism, Article 6 of Bill 59 would, “give the QHRC the power to initiate legal proceedings before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal without having to wait for complaints from the public.”

While this serious encroachment on freedom of expression and speech is being pushed through the legislative process in Quebec, none of the leaders of Canada’s political parties have uttered a word on the issue. [Toronto Sun] Read more

Toronto man denied subsidized housing for not being Muslim

A disabled Toronto man had his name removed from the waiting list of a subsidized city apartment because he does not meet the main criteria for living there: being Muslim.

“It doesn’t make any sense; I lived in Texas, that doesn’t make sense even there,” said Austin Lewis, 21, who is paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Lewis is attempting to find subsidized, rent-to-income accommodations in Toronto. He has applied to dozens of apartments through Housing Connections, an organization that manages a waiting list of applicants applying for subsidized housing. [Global News] Read more

AP Interview: Latvian president supports banning burqa

Latvia's president says he would support a ban on face-covering Islamic veils as the Baltic country readies to receive 250 refugees from Africa and the Middle East.

Raimonds Vejonis told the AP in an interview Tuesday that it's up to Latvian lawmakers to decide whether to outlaw the burqa, as some have proposed, but that he personally favors a ban.

Vejonis, a former defense minister who took office in July, said there's a "security component" to the issue and even linked it to fears of terrorism.

"We haven't any terrorism in our region," he said. "I don't want to somehow escalate the situation and raise the possible threat level in our region. It is my personal opinion on why I support the ban on the burqa." [Associated Press] Read more

Muslim Drag Queens watched by more than 1 million on Channel 4

Channel 4’s controversial documentary Muslim Drag Queens drew more than 1 million viewers on Monday night.

The documentary featured Asif Quaraishi, an activist who performs in clubs as Asifa Lahore, who put police on alert for fear of reprisal following its broadcast after receiving death threats last year.

The 60-minute documentary, which was narrated by Sir Ian McKellen, drew an average audience of 1.1 million viewers and a 6.9% share of all TV viewing between 10pm and 11pm.

The documentary followed the difficulties faced in the lives of three gay Asian drag queens and explores the largely clandestine so-called “Gaysian” community in the UK. [The Guardian] Read more

This Darwin was crazy in the head

Cleric Muzammil Faqiri, in an address at a Sudanese university:

Some students have addressed questions to me. The first question: "I am a Muslim, but I read books by Darwin. A friend of mine brings me these books. What's your advice?"

First of all you must stay away from this friend. What would you do if you had a friend who uses drugs? Your friend is a Communist who brings you Communist books. This Darwin was crazy in the head. He was completely insane. The flies buzzing around here are better than Darwin. By God they are, because they praise Allah. Darwin, on the other hand, was a polytheist, an infidel, and an atheist. He denied the existence of Allah, just like the Communists here.... [Mick Hartley] Read more

24 August 2015

School tells Muslim pupil to take off veil in class

The 14-year-old Muslim girl was sent home from her school in Thun last week after being told that wearing the hijab — a veil that covers the head and chest — contravened a school rule forbidding pupils from covering their heads, reported Le Matin.

Speaking to the paper, the school’s director said they were having “constructive discussions” with the girl’s parents and that “a solution would emerge”.

But a compromise could be difficult to find since there is no legal basis for prohibiting the hijab in class.

In 2011 the Bern cantonal government refused a proposal by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (UDC) calling for regulation of school uniform, saying instead that schools should have the right to decide for themselves what is appropriate. [The Local] Read more

Muslim model defies insults over Miss Italy bid

A young model of Moroccan origin is determined to ignore insults and threats she has received on social media and pursue her dream of becoming Miss Italy.

.... El Brinis was selected for the title of Miss Elegance for the north-east region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and is due to take part in the semi-final of this year’s national contest.

Her provocative photographs featuring her in scantily clad bikinis and lingerie have provoked a barrage of insults and threats against her on social media for dishonouring Islam.

“Insults and threats don’t hurt me,” she told La Tribuna di Treviso newspaper.

“I will follow my own path. I have the total support of my family and my boyfriend Christian who uses social media to defend me.”

El Brinis says she was raised Muslim but is a non-practising Muslim.

“Everyone is free to choose and follow their religion in their own way,” she said in an interview. “I am aware that there are more conservative people who might think that I am mistaken about what I do. [The Local] Read more

22 August 2015

Groomed as a jihadi bride by her OWN parents: Judge puts girl, 16, in care to save her from a family home filled with ISIS propaganda

A girl radicalised in a family home filled with Islamic State propaganda must be removed from her parents, a judge ruled on Friday.

Bombmaking guides and pictures of beheadings were found at the home of the 16-year-old, who this week achieved a string of As and A*s at GCSE.

Mr Justice Hayden said her ‘deceitful’ mother and father had done as much harm to her as child molesters. She was suffering ‘psychological and emotional harm’ through exposure to extremism and had even tried to travel to Syria to become a jihadi bride.

The High Court judge said she needed to be safe from the pernicious influence of IS propaganda. He read out a list of the disturbing terror documents that police found on electronic files at her east London home. Some of it belonged to her, some to her siblings and parents but police say it was swapped among them all. Electronic devices said to belong to the parents showed lectures inciting armed attacks on non-Muslims. [Daily Mail] Read more

21 August 2015

My madrassa classmate hated politics. Then he joined the Islamic State

.... It was a departure not just of place but also of mind. “The Islam that the Indian [scholars] taught us is totally, totally, away from Islam,” he said, renouncing our joint theological education. The madrassas had not taught him the rules for slavery, jihad or dealing with prisoners of war, he complained.

“I have painfully realized that Indian Islam teaches you to become passive and submissive to infidel, secular laws, which is a kind of unbelief.” And this realization led him to trade the democracy founded by Nelson Mandela for the caliphate of Raqqa in Syria. He surrendered the orthodox commitment about which he had exhorted me and adopted the very idea he had mocked: a toxic version of political Islam on steroids.

.... The Islamic State outlook does not threaten only groups like the Yazidis, Jews, Christians and Shiites. It poses an even greater threat to Islam. As long as mainstream Muslim authorities keep Islamic learning in formaldehyde, they make it easier for many more like Rashid to head for the violent apocalyptic theaters of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

I don’t doubt Rashid’s sincere intention to live a pious life any more than I did when we studied together. But he was able to embrace the Islamic State as its lodestar only because Islamic orthodoxy has not offered a humane alternative.

[TOP RATED COMMENT] This only reinforces my contention after studying the Koran, and the life and teachings of Mohammed, that Islam is a wellspring of bad ideas, incompatible with the modern world, and certainly at odds with western values and culture. Almost without exception every Muslim majority country is backward with dysfunctional societies and governments.

[2ND] Anyone who thinks religion can be used to murder people, to rape people, to behead people, to make life hell for people, has a twisted and sick view about God.

[3RD] We keep hearing that Jihadis are only a tiny minority of the world's Muslims.

The problem is that the alleged 'majority' have none of the passion of this allegedly 'tiny' minority. They'd rather just move to Indiana and worry about nonexistent 'Islamophobia.' [The Washington Post] Read more

Raif Badawi: Wife of Saudi blogger launches campaign to free African writer on death row for criticising prophet Mohamed

The wife of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to ten years in jail and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, has launched a campaign to free an African writer who is on death row in Mauritania for criticising the prophet Mohamed.

In an article for The Independent, Ensaf Haider said that while “millions of people around the world” had campaigned for her husband’s release, the case of Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir risked being forgotten by the international community.

The 30-year-old journalist was arrested in January last year after publishing an article on the website of the newspaper Aqlame. In it, he criticised the Mauritanian caste system and said that certain social groups were being marginalised because of their religion. [The Independent] Read more

20 August 2015

Men are banned: Muslim women demand female-only beach in Morocco to take off their burkas without ‘offending Allah’

Muslim women in Morocco are demanding a female-only beach so they can enjoy the summer weather without having to worry about keeping their bodies covered.

The women's rights group are campaigning to have their own beach where they can sunbathe with their burkas off - without ‘disobeying Allah’ or ‘being sexually harassed’.

But the move has sparked controversy in the country - as liberals and traditionalists have clashed over the campaign.

Feminist Noor Alhoda said they are a 'conservative' group, who want to be able to both go to the beach and conform with Islamic law - as Islam bans women from showing certain parts of their body in public.

She added that they do not want to ‘disobey Allah by wearing swimsuits in front of men gazing at us’.

‘After the end of Ramadan, everyone wants to enjoy the summer holidays - but the women are not able to enjoy the party and the swimming in the same way as the men,' she wrote.

The women argue that - with a coastline that stretches ‘hundreds of kilometres’ - it should be possible for the country to have both mixed-sex and women-only beaches. [Daily Mail] Read more

Germany refugee riot over torn Koran leaves 17 hurt

An argument over a Koran that erupted at a shelter in central Germany has led to violence in which 11 refugees and six police were injured.

Twenty people tried to lynch an Afghan man of 25 after he tore pages from the Koran and threw them in a toilet, according to reports in the town of Suhl.

When police tried to intervene they also came under attack.

Germany says it is expecting 800,000 people to claim asylum this year.

More than half the numbers of migrants arriving on Europe's borders are heading there, and Germany is also facing a large influx of people from Balkan states such as Albania and Kosovo. [BBC] Read more

19 August 2015

London majority-Muslim school scraps sex segregation - despite angry parents' complaints

The principal of a majority-Muslim school in northeast London has said he will not allow a “militant minority" of parents to derail his plans to abolish gender segregation.

The Crest Academies school was formed by the merger of adjacent two single-sex schools last year, and prior to the arrival of new principal Mohsen Ojja had a “wall of segregation” down the middle of the campus to ensure that boys and girls couldn’t interact, even outside the classroom.

The only non-faith, segregated school in Brent, northwest London, it was put under special measures after failing an Ofsted inspection in February 2015 – and Mr Ojja said it was an “easy decision” to work towards better integration of the sexes.

He has announced that, starting this September, classes and common areas will be mixed, the school’s name will be changed to a singular Crest Academy, and each child will get a new school blazer for free which reflects the “rebrand”.

But there is a vocal group of parents who are not happy. Hundreds of people have signed a petition urging the school to keep the segregation in place, and said that was more important to them than improving standards.

“The challenge has been to persuade parents that just because we have a Muslim majority now of over 90 per cent, we don’t have to be a Muslim school,” Mr Ojja told The Independent.

[EQUAL TOP RATED COMMENT] Why the holy heck can't these parents and their progeny live in an Islamic country? If you come to England - live like the English do - drive cars, ride bikes and eat "curry" and blame the weather for everything.

If you want to live like your great grandfather lived in Pakistan / Indian sub continent - pick your bags and go there.

All these are here because of the free NHS and benefits - they also fill all the prisons now.

Do Hindoos do better - OF COURSE !!! Hindoos just bloody blend into society - and my wife drinks and I don't !!!

[EQUAL TOP RATED COMMENT] The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Muslim countries are great to live in...

Iraq. Killing. Yemen. Killing. Afghanistan. Killing. Libya. Killing. Syria. Killing. Northern Nigeria (the Muslim bit). Killing. Somalia. Killing. Northern Pakistan. Killing. Egypt. Killing. Darfur. Killing.

Why these Muslim parents want to live in our country beats me.

[3RD] Just say No! to Islamic apartheid.

[4TH] "just because we have a Muslim majority now of over 90 per cent, we don’t have to be a Muslim school"

Interesting comment. So as soon as there is a Muslim-majority, Muslims think that an institution has to become 'Muslim'?

Presumably this means jettisoning ideas of education and equality,and begin teaching the 'virtues' of Arabic supremacy?

[EQUAL 5TH] We all know the religion was founded by a man who consummated a marriage with a 9 year old, , and told his followers to kill any of their number who left their religion - it's in your haddiths. We also know you hold him up as an example of someone who has lived the perfect life.

With regards to that, can we have some Gary Glitter fan club schools - just so as not to show prejudice against white people who commit similar acts?

[EQUAL 5TH] They clearly have not adjusted to the British way of life and British values. Time to go home. [The Independent] Read more

Beheaded Syrian scholar refused to lead Isis to hidden Palmyra antiquities

Islamic State militants beheaded a renowned antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his mutilated body on a column in a main square of the historic site because he apparently refused to reveal where valuable artefacts had been moved for safekeeping.

The brutal murder of Khaled al-Asaad, 82, is the latest atrocity perpetrated by the jihadi group, which has captured a third of Syria and neighbouring Iraq and declared a “caliphate” on the territory it controls. It has also highlighted Isis’s habit of looting and selling antiquities to fund its activities – as well as destroying them.

Syrian state antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim said Asaad’s family had informed him that the scholar, who worked for more than 50 years as head of antiquities in Palmyra, was killed by Isis on Tuesday. [The Guardian] Read more

18 August 2015

Muhammad really is the single most popular boys’ name in England and Wales

Why doesn’t the Office of National Statistics want us to know that Mohammed is the most popular boys’ name in England and Wales? Yesterday, it put out its annual survey of the top 10 baby’s names. In 2014, it reported, the most popular boys’ names were Oliver, Jack and Harry. This contrasts somewhat with a similar survey by the website BabyCentre last December which claimed that the most popular boys’ name was now Mohammed.

When that survey was reported in the Daily Mail it was jumped upon by various left-wing ‘fact-checker’ websites who denounced the survey as an abuse of statistics. Not only were the figures based only on respondents to a single website – which is true – but they had been arrived at by the ‘dubious’ means of adding together various spellings of Mohammed, while ignoring different spellings of other names. Though the Mail reported the survey purely as a matter of interest – as did the Guardian, in fact – the accusation was clear: the tabloids were yet again trying to stir up fears of Britain being over-run by muslims.

[TOP RATED COMMENT] Of course we all hate this. Of course this has gone way too far. There really isn't any debate any more, the only question now is when are we going to do something about it?

It's either a diminishing standard of living and surrender to Islam or we deal with it now and it will be very bloody. Freedom or slavery. It's that simple.

[2ND] As I have previously mentioned the current demograph is 5% and historically this has doubled every decade. Simple arithmetic arrives at 40% by 2045 and this does not take into account continued immigration from islamic countries and White flight.

Yesterday we were discussing the very real possibility of Sadiq Khan being elected as London's Mayor - the transformation of secular, freedom loving, civilised UK to an islamic state will be achieved perfectly legally by democratic means.

But let's all worry about the really important things, eh? Eastenders, X factor, football............

[3RD] Muhammed (and its variant spellings) will be the most popular boys name in England in perpetuity since Muslims make up nearly a third of the youth population and will have above replacement birth rates for decades to come increasing the size of Muslim population until they are the eventual majority. There shouldn't be much shock. England has done this to itself. [The Spectator] Read more

Tunisian author: Democratizing Muslim countries means leaving Islam

Can a writer in a Muslim country point this out, or will he be accused of “Islamophobia.

“Democratizing Muslim countries means leaving Islam,” by Salem Ben Ammar (translation from the French by RF), August 18, 2015:

“To hell with democracy! Long live Islam!” One hundred percent of Muslims agree with that. To say anything else is apostasy from Islam. These two competing political systems are antithetical to each other. You can’t be democratic and be a Muslim or a Muslim and be a democrat. A Jew can’t be a Nazi and a Nazi can’t be a Judeophile.

Neither Tunisia nor any other Muslim country is or will be truly democratic. Islam is the brain and the spinal fluid of all Muslims. Outside its path, there’s no salvation for them. Now, it’s rather hard to imagine Muslims abandoning Islam to embark on the democratic path.

They’ll be the first to take advantage of benefits in the West, right up till the day when they become masters of the political game and with democratic legitimacy be able to impose the dictatorship of Islam and put to death individual and collective freedoms. It won’t be an Islamic republic that’ll see the light of day…that’s just an optical illusion as in the case of Iran…it’ll be a caliphate to govern the Muslim Reich, the Ummah. [Jihad Watch] Read more